The teen group from Livingston Seventh-day Adventist Church have rallied to support one of their own.
Recently, they organised a “meet us in the middle” lunch, supported by the church, to raise funds for a set of OrCam high-tech glasses for 18-year-old Shamira, who is a member of the teens. Living with visual impairment, Shamira is described as a go-getter, who water-skis, rides motorbikes and is willing to give anything a go.
The luncheon was a big success, with the attendees encouraged to decorate a pair of glasses for judging at the event. It raised more than $11,000, which was enough to purchase the glasses and the necessary training and support for Shamira to use them.